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DECODING WEDDING INVITES

DECODING WEDDING INVITES ...

DECODING WEDDING INVITES

Dressing for a wedding can be something of a sartorial minefield. But fear not, we’ve taken matters into our own hands, decoding tricky wedding invites to bring you the best men’s wedding guest outfits for every type of occassion.

COUNTRY WEDDING = TRADITIONAL HERITAGE

 

Invite says: Barn, village church, manor house, marquee

What to wear: A country wedding calls for the most traditional dress. Think three-piece suits in heritage tweeds or checks. You want to go for softly, softly colours – greys, camels, nudes and pale blue – to fit into your surroundings. If the invite’s looking really rustic, go for a dressed-down version. A pastel coloured shirt and tie with braces can look both simultaneously vintage and modern. Keep shoes brown and swap any flashy cufflinks for a heritage-inspired watch.

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PAUL COSTELLOE

Ewan Checked Wool Suit Jacket

TED BAKER

Peair Embossed Lace Up Derby Shoes

HUGO BOSS

Ismo Slim Fit Washed

Sheen Shirt

LINEA

Classic Braces

CITY WEDDING = SHARP AND MODERN

 

Invite says: Hotel, town hall, gallery, city park

What to wear: A city wedding is the chance to go all-out and make a statement. Channel a bold hue – burnt red or bright blue – or an understated tone – sophisticated grey or black. Do away with the waistcoat and go for a simple tie and jacket combo. A black tie with a black shirt can look very Hollywood. Alternatively, a fine knit, layered over a shirt with a dark jacket, or a simple crew neck tee under a jacket are ideal if you’re less comfy in a full-on suit.

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SKOPES

Raleigh Wool Blend Jacket

TURNER & SANDERSON

Omni Rib Silk Tie

LAMBRETTA

Charmer Skinny-fit Three Piece Suit

LABEL LAB

Blade Crew Neck T-shirt

BEACH WEDDING = CRISP AND RELAXED

 

Invite says: English seaside or abroad

What to wear: If the invite’s whimsical and beach-y, you know you can go for a more relaxed dress code. The white shirt is your hero piece for this look. Choose a slim fit, go tieless and roll the sleeves up. Tuck into neutral chinos, grey suit trousers or pair with dark tailored shorts. If you feel like you need a blazer, think about a linen variety in chalky grey or muted blue. Go for loafers (sockless) or plimsolls but avoid sandals – you may be at the beach but closed toe says a much more sophisticated look.

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SIMON CARTER

Contrast Twill Croker Suit

LIBERTINE LIBERTINE

Chino Shorts

KURT GEIGER LONDON

Ringwood Loafers

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LINEA

Chelsea Regular Fit Chino Trousers

DRESS CODE 101

 

If you find yourself with a dress code on the invite, here’s the lowdown on exactly what they mean… 
White tie: The most formal of all the dress codes. Don tails, a white waistcoat and a bow tie. 
Black tie: This calls for a tux. 
Black tie optional: A tuxedo or a dark suit is equally fine. 
Morning suit: This calls for a morning coat, a waistcoat, striped trousers and a top hat if you’re feeling really fancy. 
Lounge suit: This may sound complicated but is simply a suit. 
Cocktail attire: Think a dark suit and tie in black or grey. 
Semi-casual or semi-formal: Wear a suit and tie. Go for lighter hues if it’s more of a daytime event and darker if it’s an evening do. 
Casual: Jeans would be too casual. A shirt and trousers are perfect here.

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